This sweet and spice-infused apple and carrot ‘hot toddy’ is a perfect nightcap, a soothing cold and flu remedy or simply a comforting treat on a cold and wet day.
4 small apples, cored (organic if possible)
2 large carrots, tops removed and peeled
1 knob fresh ginger, peeled
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch ground cardamom
pinch ground cloves
Wash the apples, carrots and ginger and chop them to fit your juicer. Feed them through the mouth of the juicer one by one, alternating between the fibrous (ginger) and juicy (apples) ingredients, while using the hard ingredient (carrots) to push everything else through.
Taste and adjust the flavors to your liking. Pour the juice into a saucepan and mix in the spices. Bring to a gentle simmer and remove from the heat.
Stir well, pour into two medium-sized mugs, finish with a sprinkling of cinnamon and serve straight away.